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Medical Marijuana: Legalization And Medicinal Use

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Cannabis species and subspecies have been used medicinally for over 5,000 years. In the United States, the regulation of cannabis as a Schedule I drug has hampered the study of cannabis and its medicinal uses. The 1996 legalization of marijuana in California was followed by more states including the District of Columbia. Consequently, recent reviews and studies related to medicinal marijuana have been done, specifically on whether cannabis is effective for medicinal purposes, such as the treatment of nausea and vomiting, appetite stimulation in chronic diseases and pain, as well as other health conditions reviewed in this course. This is part 2 of a 2 - part course on Medical Marijuana.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I. Introduction
II. Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Laws By State
III. Medical Cannabis’ Potency, Action And Absorption
Potency, Purity and Dose
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacokinetics
Cannabis Delivery Systems
Dosing of Cannabis for Medical Conditions
Cannabis Administration and Drug Interactions
IV. Health Risks Associated With Medical Cannabis
Physical Risks
Mental Health Risks
V. The Future Direction Of Medicinal Cannabis
VI. Summary

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